ALBION) Francis S. Nayman, age 76 of Brown Road, died suddenly on December 12, 2014. He was born January 24, 1938 in Albion to Frank and Marie Romanowski Nayman and was a lifetime resident of this area. Mr. Nayman was a Veteran of the United States Air Force Reserves, a member of Holy Family Parish, a graduate of RIT, and retired as an Engineer from RG&E. Fran was the Owner/Operator of Nayman's Garage since 1959 and was a well know figure in Local Democratic Politics having served many years on the Orleans County Democratic Committee.
As a Public Servant, he served on the Orleans County Board of Supervisors in the late 70's and then served as an Orleans County Legislator for 1 term in the early 80's. Mr. Nayman also served as a Village of Albion Trustee, and for many years held the Office of Supervisor for the Town of Albion. Fran was also a former member of the Oak Orchard Yacht Club where he taught boating and was very active in his community on various committees and in many organizations including the Albion Fire Department Hart Hose Company. He truly enjoyed socializing and spending time with people as well as helping out where and when he could. He is survived by his cousins: Donald (Florence) Skinner of Batavia, Robert (Jane) Skinner of FL and John Nayman formerly of Brockport.
Fran Nayman is pictured in 1978 when he was Albion town supervisor and a member of the Orleans County Board of Supervisors.
By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 December 2014
ALBION – He battled a stroke and other health scares, but Fran Nayman wouldn’t let those issues keep him down. He stayed committed to his customers and his community.
“The things he dealt with would have broken most people,” said Nayman’s friend Gary Kent. “He just pushed himself and kept going. He amazed me.”
Nayman was 76 when he died Friday in a fire at his shop. Nayman’s, a small engine repair business, was a presence on Main Street since 1959.
Nayman was active in local politics, serving as a village trustee, Albion town supervisor and an Orleans County legislator. He had been out of public office for about three decades, but Nayman stayed supportive in the background, encouraging candidates and offering advice and money for their campaigns.